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December 15, 2022
If you’re on TikTok, chances are you’ve seen the viral feta pasta. This is my version; Smoked Feta Pasta with Shrimp. It’s a step up from the social media sensation and is absolutely delicious. It would be an excellent recipe for date night or a way to fancy up weeknight meals.
This Smoked Feta Pasta is cooked on the pellet grill, giving this dish BBQ flair. My version of this dish includes 3 of my best-selling rubs, fresh herbs, and a lot of cheese. I couldn’t get enough of this pasta, and I know you’ll feel the same!
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s fancy but easy to pull together. This is the type of meal that will trick people into thinking you spent hours in the kitchen. They may be fooled, but you’ll know that your pellet grill is mostly to thank!
This dish is full of fresh, healthy ingredients that create one hearty meal. You may have some of these things in your kitchen already! If not, here’s what to add to your shopping list.
Here’s the primary equipment I used for this cook. Check out the equipment and tools section for more of my grilling must-haves.
If you want a detailed demonstration of this recipe, check out my video and recipe card at the bottom of this post. Here’s a quick rundown of how this delicious pasta came together.
This dish is just as delicious as it is pretty. The shrimp was juicy, and the sauce was out of this world good. The flavors worked well together, and the addition of my rubs was the cherry on top!
You can store leftover pasta in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months; however, the texture will be different.
1 block of Feta Cheese
2 pints of Heirloom, Cherry tomatoes (or regular)
10-12 cloves of Garlic (more or less to your liking)
1/2 cup of Olive Oil, plus more for shrimp
Italian Seasoning (we used McCormick's)
Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Jalapeño Rub
Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Butter Rub
Heath Riles BBQ Simple Citrus Rub
1 lb raw, medium size Shrimp (peeled & deveined)
10 oz package of Pasta
Fresh Basil (we only used .5 oz)
Fresh Parmesan Cheese (we grated ours, this is if desired, not a must)
2 tbsp Minced Garlic
2 tbsp Butter
Get Pellet Grill (or any grill) up to temp, we went to 400º and used Hickory Pellets for our cook.
Place block of feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves in a large cast iron skillet.
Drizzle with approximately 1/2 cup of Olive Oil.
Season with Italian Seasoning, Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Jalapeño Rub, Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Butter Rub and Heath Riles BBQ Simple Citrus Rub.
Place this skillet on the grill for approximately 40-45 minutes.
Take your smaller cast iron skillet and place your shrimp in.
Coat shrimp well with Olive Oil.
Season your shrimp with the same seasonings as your cheese mixture: Italian Seasoning, Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Jalapeño Rub, Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Butter Rub and Heath Riles BBQ Simple Citrus Rub.
Allow shrimp and seasonings to sit at room temperature for approximately 20 minutes.
After allowing shrimp to sit for 20 minutes, add 2 tbsp of minced garlic and 2 tbsp of butter before placing on the grill.
Place small skillet of shrimp on the grill and allow to cook for approximately 20 minutes (your other large skillet should still be cooking also).
You can now cook your pasta noodles to have them ready. We boiled them inside on the stove top. Reserve some pasta water if desired to add to your finished dish.
Remove both skillets from grill. Your large skillet should have a total cook time of about 45 minutes. Your small skillet should have a total cook time of about 20 minutes.
Mash tomatoes and feta cheese and mix well. Add basil.
Pour cheese and tomato mixture over pasta noodles and mix well.
Add your shrimp and garlic mixture to pasta as well.
We returned our mixture to the large skillet and topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese. We then topped with a little Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Butter Rub.
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